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Synonyms of obstruct in English:


  • 1 wheelchairs obstructed the aisles ensure that air bricks and vents are not obstructed
    block, block up, clog, clog up, get/stand in the way of, cut off, shut off, jam, bung up, gum up, choke, barricade, bar, dam up
    British informal gunge up
    dated cumber
    technical occlude, obturate
    [Antonyms] clear
  • 2 police took him into custody on a charge of obstructing the traffic
    hold up, bring to a standstill, stop, halt, block
  • 3 environmentalists accused the government of obstructing the passage of the EC pollution laws
    impede, hinder, interfere with, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, stand in the way of, frustrate, thwart, baulk, inhibit, hamstring, sabotage, encumber, slow, slow down, retard, delay, stonewall, forestall, stall, arrest, check, stop, halt, stay, derail, restrict, limit, curb, put a brake on, bridle, fetter, shackle
    informal stymie
    North American informal bork
    rare trammel
    [Antonyms] facilitate, help, further
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    obstruct, hinder, hamper, impede
    See hinder
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